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5 Disciplines of Data Governance

by Angela Guess Kiran Gill of Harte-Hanks Trillium recently shared Trillium’s checklist of five Data Governance disciplines. She writes, “These 5 areas provide a comprehensive check list, appropriate structure and ensure that all key areas of data governance are covered. Considering the 5 disciplines for each process or business challenge being investigated can help your…

Keynote on Olympics Content Delivery System at NoSQL Now!

by Angela Guess The team at DATAVERSITY™ has announced that “John O’Donovan, Director, Technical Architecture and Development at the UK’s Press Association (a leading content and media services provider) and one of the world’s foremost media technology designers, will give a keynote presentation to this year’s NoSQL Now! Conference & Expo at the San Jose…

The CAP Theorem and Choosing a NoSQL Database

by Angela Guess Andrew Oliver of InfoWorld has written a helpful guide for choosing the best NoSQL solution for your needs. Oliver writes, “Part of the reason there are so many different types of NoSQL databases lies in the CAP theorem, aka Brewer’s Theorem. The CAP theorem states you can provide only two out of the…

Analytics Can Reduce Cyber Security Risks

by Angela Guess Warwick Ashford of Computer Weekly reports, “Big data analytics has the potential to reduce the growing number of cyber security risks and increase business agility, says a report by the Information Security Forum (ISF).  According to the Data Analytics for Information Security report, the importance of big data analytics has never been greater, with data volumes…

Securing University Info with Big Data

by Angela Guess Thor Olavsrud of Network World has posed the question, can Big Data help universities tackle information security? He writes, “The University of Texas at Austin, the flagship of the University of Texas System, is a prime example of the scope of the challenge. Its 350-acre campus features nearly 200 buildings, all linked…

Reasons to Consider Riak

by Angela Guess Rodrigo De Castro of DZone has shared a number of reasons why he thinks NoSQL solution Riak is worth considering. He gives his insights in bullet points. He begins, “(1) Basic: Essentially a key/value store implementing Amazon’s Dynamo where you can decide the level of replication you want on a per bucket or operation…

Analytics, Visualization, & Governance — Oh My!

by Angela Guess Michael Shashoua has written an article for Waters Technology which considers “whether analytics, visualization, or management and governance techniques deserve the most attention as the industry seeks to comply with new regulation and standards.” He writes, “With a swirling, confusing array of data management solutions being offered to address the woes of…

Big Data? What Big Data?

by Angela Guess Lucas Mearian of Computer World reports, “A majority of high-level IT managers and data storage professionals have no plans to deploy big data analytics, according to a new data storage survey by market research firm TheInfoPro. Fifty-six percent of respondents indicated they will not be deploying big data analytics applications even beyond…

Reliance on Data Scientists Undercuts Value of Big Data

by Angela Guess Michael Vizard of IT Business Edge recently wrote, “One of the biggest problems with Big Data is the whole notion that organizations need to hire data scientists in order to be able to work with it. In case you have not noticed, there are not that many data scientists actually walking around these…

Big Data & Translation

by Angela Guess Ron Powell of BeyeNetwork recently interviewed SAIC SVP Jonathan Litchman regarding the intersection of Big Data and linguistic technology. Litchman commented, “Big data, as you know, is a term used for lots of different things. When I think about big data, it depends on how big you want to get. If you…